Friday, February 10, 2012
Personalized Children’s Toys Alternatives To Generalized Gifts
What do you purchase for a child in your life when they already have everything? You might be thinking about all the gifts the child in your life would enjoy. What about a personalized children’s gift. Personalizing a present for a child in your life is one way to show them how important they are to you. Making something theirs, and only theirs, by personalizing it with their name it allows them to stake claim to the item. Who doesn’t love something they can say is all theirs?
Sometimes personalized children’s toys can also have the child’s birth date on it. This is a special way to personalize a present that is being given as birthday present. It is a keepsake. A personalized present to a child will have more of an impact than a generalized present any day.
My favorite personalized children’s toy is not really a toy at all. For every baby shower we attend the baby is given a toy box with their name inscribed on it. I was given one for each of my children and it is a keepsake they will have forever. I keep all of the items that mean the most stored in the box for them. Now that they are growing up that silky blanket they wouldn’t let go of until they were a bit older needs a place to live. As do the yearbooks, first soccer shirts, ballet slippers and ever sentimental thing mom’s and dad’s tend to keep forever.
Options in personalized children’s toys and furniture are endless. Some common gifts include pillow cases, plates, silverware, play kitchens, black belt holders, stools and cozy comfy chairs & bean bags. Personalized gifts are best for children ages two to about eight. From there a bit of the appeal may be lost.
Children in this age group find something ultra appealing about to be able to tell and show the world that something it is there’s. So children that find their name engraved or painted upon something it is just that much more theirs. This was so true when it came to the personalized pillows that my husband and I had made for our kids. In fact my thirteen year old still sleeps with hers! Those pillow cases go on every sleepover they have. It was such a terrific gift. My son’s nickname is Bear and he loves soccer so his is all about that. Our daughter is a softball player. We knew it from the first tee ball game. Her pillow case is personalized with softballs and her name.
Another great present is a blanket that is made and embroidered with the baby’s name, date of birth, time and weight. This gift is one that will grow with them and most likely become a personalized favorite. A personalized gift basket filled with things all about the child is also a great way to personalize a gift. Say you have a soccer fanatic like mine. A gift basket filled with everything soccer from stickers to coloring books make a terrific personalized child’s gift.